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The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

by Kelly Harms

The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms X
The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms
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  • Published Jul 2013
    304 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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  • Kay B. (Lake Jackson, TX)
    Enjoyable Read
    The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane was very fun to read, combining characters with unusual life situations with an interesting setting and cooking as the back story. I love books with characters who enjoy cooking and this one will make you want to get in the kitchen. The relationships are interesting and touching at times. This is not a deep read, but very enjoyable. I would definitely read more by this author.
  • Laura M. (Huntsville, TX)
    Great entertainment
    The story of Shipwreck Lane is told from 2 different points of view. Janine Brown, called Janey, has won a house in Maine in a contest. Janine Brown, called Nean, hearing her name on television announcing the win, spends every last cent on a bus ticket to what she believes is her new home. Both women are leaving behind a trainwreck of a past and entering a new phase in their lives. I really felt attracted to one of the characters more than the other, but wanted to cheer for both! There is sadness, pain and betrayal, but ultimately hope and joy win out. You can't stop yourself from laughing and will probably cry, but this book won't leave you unmoved. This would make a great read for a book club.
  • Sue J. (Wauwatosa, WI)
    Enjoyable read
    The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane was a fun, light read. I enjoyed all the characters, especially Aunt Midge. Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa (and there are 2 contestants with the same name) wins HomeSweetHome network's giveaway dream home in Maine. As the two Janine Browns untangled the ownership of who won the house, life gets a bit crazy. I especially enjoyed the quotes at the beginning of each chapter from a well know chef and all the cooking Janey did throughout the book inspired me to try a few new recipes!
  • Bonnie B. (Port St. Lucie,, FL)
    Good Chick-Lit
    Janey and Nean both think that they're the winners of a one million dollar home through a contest on the television. They have the same names and live in the same town - Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

    Janey works as a seamstress but her true love is cooking. Aside for her Aunt Midge, she is as solitary as people get. "My first instinct is to hide. This is my first instinct in any situation that involves people I have never met. She even gets hives from talking to strangers. She is not that excited at first about winning the house but her Aunt Midge is thrilled.

    Nean is involved with an abusive boyfriend, one in a string of losers who are either abusive, drunks, or take advantage of her in one way or another. She is so excited to win the house that she takes the first bus she can to Maine in order to see it.

    The book is about these two women and their contest for the home. It is chick-lit in the best sense of the word. The book is catchy and a page-turner. I really enjoyed it.
  • Sherrill B. (Columbia City, IN)
    shipwrecked
    It was very confusing. even though each chapter was titled I still had trouble figuring out who was talking. Also it never went anywhere not much action or adventure and all they did was cook and make bread. I didn't like the book.
  • Cindy M. (W. Reading, PA)
    Caution - You will be hungry after reading this one!
    I was thrown off initially by the alternating point-of-view of the two main characters but, once in the swing of the narrative, I found myself hooked on this charming romantic tale of three women courageously forging a new life for themselves despite the odds against them. Ms. Harms' narrative is inventive and witty and the women characters come to life on the page. The male characters remain flat throughout and sometimes the story is unsurprising in its plot twists but overall this novel makes a perfect "Beach Read". The food references throughout the book made my mouth water and I found myself reaching for my Joy of Cooking to complete the experience.
  • Janice T. (Ruckersville, VA)
    Boring chicklit
    This book started out as sort of funny and different. After winning the house it turned boring and predictable. I found myself skimming through chapters and then I finally skipped to the the last couple of chapters where everything come together as I had predicted it would.

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